I am a licensed clinical social worker with over ten years of practice in the field. I received my Bachelors degree in Psychology from Georgetown University in Washington DC and my Masters degree in Social Work from Smith College School for Social work in Northampton, MA.
I also hold a two-year certificate in psychodynamic theory and practice from The Sanville Institute, which further deepened my integration of psychodynamic theory, attachment theory, affect regulation theory, trauma-focused theories and current neuroscience into my practice.
Currently, I am an adjunct faculty member at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, at the University of Southern California, teaching advanced practice classes to masters level social work students.
Additional trainings include:
Level I Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
Level I Trauma Resiliency Model
UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center training for mindfulness-based psychotherapy
Certified Sexual Assault Counselor in the state of California
I have experience working with individuals, groups, children and families within diverse communities and within an array of counseling settings. I have extensive experience working with female survivors of serious traumas, including sexual assault and medical traumas.
Today, my practice includes working with survivors of trauma, folks struggling with depression, anxiety, pregnancy and postpartum transitions, folks living with chronic medical conditions, and working with couples and individuals going through major life transitions. I also provide supervision and consultation for MSW and MFT interns.